Section 8 Rental Search
KCHA partners with HousingSearchNW.org to help renters in King County find affordable, private-market homes. You can use the site to search for homes based on location, features, and nearby services.
HousingSearchNW.org is operated by Socialserve.com, a nonprofit that connects tenants and landlords. If you need help using the service, call them at 1-877-428-8844. They operate from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
KCHA's subsidy calculator can help you figure out if the home you want to rent is affordable within the limits of the Section 8 program. It can also give you a sense of how much you would pay each month, and how much KCHA would pay.
Moving with Children
You can help your children do well in school by keeping them at the same school until summer. Research shows that children who change schools during the school year tend not to perform as well as those who do not.
To learn more about an area's schools, visit GreatSchools. The site lets you compare schools based on test scores, class sizes, parent reviews, and more.